• Willie Jess Robertson (born 1972) is an actor, author, businessman, hunter, and television personality.
• He is best known for being a part of the reality television series “Duck Dynasty” and is the CEO of the companies Duck Commander and Buck Commander.
• He has a net worth of $20 million earned through his various business endeavors and television work.
• He is a member of the Church of Christ and is very vocal about his Christian faith.
• He is active online through social media, promoting his endeavors and attending various sports events.

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Short Info

Date Of BirthApril 22, 1972
SpouseKorie Robertson
FactCEO, West Monroe, Louisiana, family-owned company, "Duck Commander".

Who is Willie Robertson?

Willie Jess Robertson was born on 22 April 1972, in Bernice, Louisiana USA, and is an actor, author, businessman, hunter and television personality, but probably best known for being a part of the reality television series “Duck Dynasty”. He is the CEO of the companies Duck Commander and Buck Commander.

The Net Worth of Willie Robertson

How rich is Willie Robertson? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $20 million, earned through success in his various businesses, plus a significant amount from his work on television. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Willie grew up with two older brothers and one younger brother. The family spent a lot of time outdoors, and at a young age the boys learned how to hunt. His father established a small business called Duck Commander which the siblings often spent their time at – Willie handled various tasks with the company, including business calls, and helping build duck calls which was the main selling point of their business.

They were highly interested in developing the business further, but first Willie attended Harding University, later moving to NE Louisiana University to complete his education, graduating with a business degree, and would then start to consider how he could help the family business, eventually helping build Duck Commander from a small business into a multi-million dollar one, sp also increasing his own wealth significantly. He was given control of the family business, and eventually appointed as its CEO.  With the business going strongly, he then tried to find other means to help further its growth. This was the time that he discovered television as one of the facets he could pursue.

Television Appearances and Duck Dynasty

In 2010, Robertson made his first guest appearance in the series “Billy the Exterminator”, and then started working on a concept for his own television show. The show he would create would be “Duck Dynasty”, which portrayed the lives of Robertson and his family who found wealth thanks to the success of the family business Duck Commander. The show portrays the daily endeavors of the family and the business, which primarily makes products for duck hunters, especially duck calls. The men in the family are known for sporting long beards, and are known to be vocal about their Christian views.

Prior to having a regularly produced television show, they had two specials on the Outdoor Channel called “Benelli Presents Duck Commander”, and a spin-off entitled “Buck Commander”. “Duck Commander” ran on A&E but the Outdoor Channel later retrieved the rights to re-runs of the show, which has broken several A&E and cable television records. However, it has had some issues, as one of the cast members, Phil Robertson, gave statements during an interview with GQ that were considered anti-gay, causing him to be suspended indefinitely. However, demand for him to return brought his reinstatement nine days later.
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Success and Other Projects

During the first nine months of “Duck Dynasty”, the show earned $80 million in advertising, and sales of merchandise has helped them to $400 million in revenue within a year. The show would run for a total of 11 seasons, before ending its run in 2017 with an hour long finale. Willie also has another business called Buck Commander, which has its own series of DVDs, and was a part of Outdoor Channel programming. He also appeared in an episode of “Last Man Standing”, and made a cameo appearance with his wife in the Christian film entitled “God’s Not Dead”. During the 2014 State of the Union Address by President Barack Obama, he was invited to be a guest by US Representative Vance McAllister.

Personal Life

For his personal life, it is known that Robertson has been married to Korie Howard since 1992; they have six children, two of whom are adopted. The family is very vocal about their Christian faith, and he often preaches it to others; he is a member of the Church of Christ. Robertson is almost always seen wearing a white suit jacket and an American flag bandana on his head. His style is often compared to the character Boss Hogg from “The Dukes of Hazzard”, of which he is a fan . Many of his family members including him have beards similar to those sported by the rock band ZZ Top.

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Willie is very active online through social media, having accounts on both Facebook and Twitter. He usually promotes some of his endeavors, particularly recent episodes of the show “Buck Commander” which has turned into an online web series. He’s also attended several sports events, as can be seen in online pictures he’s posted.

General Info

Full NameWillie Robertson
Date Of BirthApril 22, 1972
Height1.77 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Author, Actor, Businessperson
EducationHarding University


SpouseKorie Robertson
ChildrenSadie Robertson, Rebecca Robertson, Bella Robertson, Willie Alexander Robertson, John Luke Robertson
ParentsKay Robertson, Phil Robertson
SiblingsJase Robertson, Jules Jeptha Robertson, Alan Robertson


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Reality Star
TV ShowsDuck Dynasty, Going Si-Ral

Social profile links


#Marks / Signs
2His beard


1Father, with Korie Robertson, of daughter Sadie Robertson and son John Luke Robertson.
2Friend of Luke Bryan.
3Brother of Jase Robertson, Jep Robertson and Alan Robertson.
4CEO, West Monroe, Louisiana, family-owned company, "Duck Commander".
5Nephew of Si Robertson.
6Son of Phil Robertson and Kay Robertson.




Going Si-ral2016TV Series executive producer
Duck Commander: Making the Musical2015TV Movie documentary executive producer
Duck Dynasty2012-2014TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Buck Commander: Protected by Under Armour2010-2011TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
Duck Commander2009-2011TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes


God's Not Dead2014Willie Robertson
Last Man Standing2013TV SeriesBrody


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself
Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Buck Commander: Protected by Under Armour2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
Duck Commander2009-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Duck Dynasty2012-2017TV SeriesHimself
Going Si-ral2016TV SeriesHimself
America's Election HQ2016TV SeriesHimself - Speaker
Fox and Friends2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
Willie Robertson Pranks Customers at Willie's Duck Diner2015TV MovieHimself
Duck Commander: Making the Musical2015TV Movie documentary
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2015TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Extra2014TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Hannity2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2013TV SeriesHimself
CMA Country Christmas2013TV SpecialHimself
87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2013TV SpecialHimself
The View2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Five2013TV SeriesHimself
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself (segment "Watters' World")
48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The Soup2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Chelsea2017TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself - Republican Convention Speech
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2013-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself (segment "Watters' World")


Nominated Awards

2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Reality/Variety StarDuck Dynasty (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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